After a rocky start of Shiba Inu’s long-anticipated launch of Shibarium, the developers of the memecoin have announced that the layer-2 blockchain is ready to reopen to the public.
Shiba Inu’s lead developer, who goes by the pseudonym Shytoshi Kusama, revealed that Shibarium is now enhanced and optimized after two days of testing and tweaking parameters. Shibarium continues to be in the “testing” stage, but the developer said that the blockchain is “producing blocks.”
- A new monitoring system and additional fail-safes including rate limiting at the RPC level have been enabled to the blockchain in addition to an auto server reset to help with a huge level of traffic.
- Shibarium was previously criticized for a “sloppy” launch after reports of alleged failure to retrieve assets bridged to the network surfaced. In addition to the outage, Shibarium’s blockchain explorer also drew negative feedback for being subpar.
- The Shiba Inu team, however, dismissed the bridge issue and instead blamed the technical difficulties on the unprecedented surge of transactions from users.
- The network was taken into private mode soon thereafter to work on the security aspects.
- Shrugging off the FUD following the botched launch, Kusama revealed plans to restart the Shibarium network soon in the latest blog post.
- The lead developer also said that additional validators will go live on August 23rd, which is expected to offer users more options to stake their BONE for a share of the rewards.
- He further added that once the testing is complete, preparations for “public consumption” will kick off once again.